EU pork production 2016: only low growth expected

Commission: still slightly increasing pork production 2016.

In the recent Short preview of the year 2016 the Commission estimates slightly higher pork production to around 23 million tonnes as in the expiring year.  After increases of 1.5% and 1.2% in the previous years, but noticeably decreases the growth wave with 0.3%.   

Domestic consumption in previous years increased by 3% and 0.9% respectively to drop by 2016 to 0.2%. The per capita consumption falls pork again battle weight below the mark of 32 kg.

After the setback of the Russlandbedingten exports to increase exports in the years 2013/14 – 12.7% to 5% in 2015 to 6% in the year 2016. Thus, the EU with 2.14 million t SG Schweinefleisch exports remains world's largest export territory before the United States.

There are still increases the battle figures to the expected 1% for the 1st half of the year 2016 . According to the livestock census results in the autumn 2015 the volume of piglets to take off with decreasing numbers of sows significantly, so that in the 2.  Half of the year can be expected with a declining volume of battle.

The currently weak price development will change little in view of the expectations and taking into account the incipient PLH paging in the coming months. The battle volumes will join on an improving consumption summer may be down.

Stronger pulling pork prices can be expected at the earliest from the insertion of the barbecue season .  However, piglet prices as a result of the low range numbers reflected quite stable already compared to the pork prices.

A certain relief for the pig farmers comes from the currently declining feed prices.

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